Michigan State University medical student, Cristina Perez is joining the Chandler lab.
Asked to introduce herself, Cristina shared, "Hello Everyone! My name is Cristina Perez and I am a third year medical student at MSU CHM (Michigan State University College of Human Medicine).I grew up in Grand Haven, MI and have been in Michigan ever since. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience. I have been involved in both clinical and lab research in the past. During this past summer I worked in a research lab at Stanford University, where my main focus was trying to identify and understand the role of Nemo-like Kinase in various cancers. Aside from school and research, I enjoy running and training for marathons, traveling, and keeping up with the latest food scene. I am excited to be a part of this lab and am looking forward to getting to know all of you!"
Cristina will be doing double-duty: clinical rotations for medical school at Spectrum Health and research experiments in the lab when her schedule allows. We are pleased that Cristina has chosen to join us!
Michigan State University Graduate Student Genna Wilber is doing her first rotation in our lab. This is Genna's first year in the Biomolecular Science program and she will rotate through three MSU labs before deciding which one to do her graduate project in. Prior to coming to MSU to pursue her Ph.D, Genna graduated from Oakland University with dual majors in Biology and English. We are excited to have Genna join us!
After a successful rotation during March and April, Jake Reske is joining our lab. Jake is a graduate student in the MSU Genetics Program, and he will pursue his Ph.D. thesis research in the Chandler Lab. Jake has a keen interest in using functional genomics to address key questions in female reproductive tract cancers and disease. Learn more about Jake on our "Staff" page.
Michael Wilson was awarded a three year postdoctoral fellowship from the American Cancer Society for his grant entitled, "Defining the Role of Endometrium in Endometriosis-Associated Ovarian Cancer." This is a very prestigious award granted to only 17 post doctoral researchers in the Spring of 2017. The grant started on January 1, 2018 and will continue for 3 years.
Congratulations Mike on this amazing achievement!
Click here for the link to the MSU announcement.
Dr. Chandler has chosen as one of six junior faculty nationwide to receive the 2017 Liz Tilberis Early Career award from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA),
For a summary of the endometrial-associated ovarian clear-cell and endometrioid carcinoma project we are continuing to be work on, please click here.
For more information on the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance and the great work that they are doing, click here.
Grand Valley State University Master's student Sridhar Vemulapalli has joined the lab for 10 weeks to complete the internship requirements for his Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology degree. He has been assisting Mike with tissue culture and learning the art of Western Blots. We are excited to have Sridhar on our team!
Future Michigan State University med student, Carlos Damas, has joined our lab for the summer of 2016 before he begins classes at MSU this fall. Welcome, Carlos!
Interested in an internship with the Chandler lab? Contact Ron Chandler using the links from the Staff page
Research Tech, Jeanne Holladay, has been accepted to the 2016 Mouse Kidney Injury Workshop being held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee on August 15-19. Ms. Holladay will learn training that is both hands-on and practical from a panel of experts for use with renal injury models that we hope to implement in our research.
Dr. Chandler will be giving an oral presentation entitled, "Exploration SWI/SNF-PI3-kinase pathway crosstalk identifies new vulnerabilities in ARID1A-deficient ovarian tumors" at the Canadian Conference on Ovarian Cancer Research, on Sunday, May 15th during Symposium II-Innovations in Experimental Model Systems.